'To be the best you gotta get trained by the best' is obviously the mantra Prince William and Kate Middleton take when giving their eldest son, Prince George tennis lessons.
It has been revealed that the third-in-line to the throne has been getting private lessons from Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home.
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The revealation comes after Federer announced, in the midst of Wimbledon, that he took a break between matches to visit the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their home in Berkshire, UK, to give Prince George a few tips and tricks on improving his game. And, according to Federer, George is a total natural.
The news that George is naturally sporty will come as no surprise to royal watchers, as it is well-known that Prince George's mother and father are both keen tennis and soccer fans.
Speaking about “cute” George’s early tennis skills, Federer said: “At that stage it’s all about just touch the ball, it’s already good. Same with my boys. I think I have a little advantage that I actually spent some time, you know, with him. I'm the only player he's ever met. Then you have a little head start in who is your favorite player.”
"I love to see that they're into tennis or into sports,” Roger said. “His mum has always enjoyed their tennis. I hope that he'll still say the same in a few years' time.”
Earlier this week Kate Middleton revealed during her visit to Wimbledon on Tuesday that her oldest son had gone head-to-head with Federer. Wimbledon Coffee Morning host Adam Hunt revealed that Kate said George had been thrilled to hit a few balls with his favorite player. “The whole family loves tennis, and George is apparently quite a good player,” Hunt recalled.